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Tanya monday post her review for Each and Every One by Racheal English

on November 10, 2014

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Each and Every One by Rachael English

The blurb
Your family are always there for you…aren’t they?

For Tara, Vee, Niall and Damian, the children of the Shine family, their parents have seen them through thick and thin. In fact, Gus and Joan’s lifetime of hard work has given their children the luxuries they never had when they were growing up – a comfortable home in a leafy Dublin neighbourhood, gap years that never seem to end and an open chequebook for life’s little emergencies. Unfortunately, although the children have grown up, they have got a little too comfortable with the well-feathered nest: now it’s time to learn a few home truths.

When a twist of fate means the bank of Mum and Dad can no longer bail out the younger generation, suddenly the whole family must find out who they really are – but sometimes the truth isn’t easy to face. Uncovering the secrets they all hide will show them a different side to the city they call home and mean finding allies in the most unlikely places.
Warm, wise and witty, Each and Every One is a novel about the lessons we learn in life – and the ones we never do.

What tanya says

I was so pleased when Rachael asked me if I would like a copy of her book after loving her previous novel of Going Back. I was so pleased to receive a signed copy and this will go onto my special book shelf.

Rachael has done it again with this book and I loved it. I struggled to put the book down to go to sleep. The characters are varied and fantastic and by the end of the book you cannot help but fall in love with them and class them as friends. Initially I wasn’t very keen on Vee and Damian but by the end I was willing them on and recognising how they had changed through the story.

The novel is about a once wealthy family, mum and dad Gus and Joan and their four grown up children Tara , Vee , Niall and Damian. They are used to all the luxuries that money can bring so they don’t have to worry about mortgages, clothes shopping or jet setting around the world. Vee is selfish and spends money like its water. Her parents paid the deposit for her and her husband’s house and pay the mortgage every month too. Damian does not earn a lot of money as a councillor and his parents subsidise the house payments and the children’s public school fees. Niall gave up his job and travels around the world trying to find himself. Tara is the only grown up child that seems to live in the real world and tries to look after herself working as a journalist, although she does live in a basement flat of her parents’ home rent free.

However they are in for a shock as the bank of mum and dad is open no more and things are about to take a big change. How will the grownups fair in the difficult times? Will they help each other through the difficult times or will it cause more problems in the sibling relationship?

You really need to read this book as it’s not what you expect. It is one of my must reads of the year.

About the Author

Rachael English is a presenter on Ireland’s most popular radio show, MORNING IRELAND. During more than 20 years as a journalist she has covered a huge range of national and international stories for RTÉ Radio’s leading current affairs programmes. GOING BACK, her first novel, was published in 2013.


One response to “Tanya monday post her review for Each and Every One by Racheal English

  1. This is my favourite book of the year, I loved it :).

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